We all want to sell oodles and oodles of books, right? So doesn't it make sense to write in one of the really popular categories like romance novels or thrillers?
Won't that offer the best chance of appealing to large numbers of readers?
Well, it might not be that simple...
Should some authors simply accept whatever sales come their way, without worrying about promotion?
How important is it for authors to be able to effectively promote and sell their books? What is actually riding on it?
Here are a few ideas.
I've spent the last few days attending an event called LaunchCon 2018, where I heard tons of great ideas that apply to launching and marketing books. Here's a tip from one of the speakers that really struck a chord with me. It's all about how taking a risk in your writing business might not actually be as perilous as you think.
Signing a deal with a traditional publishing house is a goal that holds a special place in the hearts of many writers. Here are my thoughts on the one type of book that every publisher (and literary agent) is hoping to find, plus how to put yourself in the best position to land that deal and then "earn out" your advance.
The best writing tip I ever received is about making sure the pace of your novel doesn't slow down in the middle. Use this technique and readers will describe your book by saying, "I couldn't put it down!"
If you've published a book, created an online course, or hosted a membership site, then you've likely received a few bad reviews. Not surprisingly, these can be difficult to accept. This video provides strategies to keep you moving forward toward success in spite of the emotional challenges that come from negative feedback.
This video is for every author who has asked, "How can I get people to buy my book?" Learn why "Buy my book!" messages on social media usually produce limited results, and how you can build the type of killer platform that has launched #1 New York Times Bestsellers.
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